Friday, August 29, 2008
Northstar Thursday night races
For the last seven weeks I have been racing all-but-one Thursday at the Northstar-at-Tahoe Thursday night cross country mountain bike races. In no way are these races your average Thursday night drink-a-beer afterward races, although I did drink a beer afterward. The men's race was stacked with national champions and pro athletes. The women's was pretty tough too, one of my regular competitors was Linda Ekert who placed 3rd at Single Speed World Championships this year.
The courses were always tough with as much climbing and technical descending as you can squeeze into a four-mile loop.
I was lucky to win the overall series getting a cool 'winner' t-shirt. Gregg Stone of Truckee was third, he was 7th at Single Speed World Champs.